The universe is just about done making new stars11/8/2012
The universe churns out new stars a lot slower than it used to, according to a comprehensive new study. An international team of astronomers determined that more than half the stars in the sky were formed between 9 and 11 billion years ago, and that star production has been declining ever since; It's now 30 times lower than what it was at its peak. The study's lead author, David Sobral of Leiden University in the Netherlands, wrote that 95 percent of all the stars that will ever exist already exist. "We are clearly living in a universe dominated by old stars," he said. "All of the action in the universe occurred billions of years ago." [Source]
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